Man wakes up inside body bag at funeral home
LEXINGTON, Miss. — A deceased Mississippi man shocked the world Wednesday night when he started kicking inside his body bag, trying to get out.
According to CNN affiliate WAPT, the coroner declared Walter Williams dead around 9 p.m. Wednesday night.
But as workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were getting ready to embalm him a few hours later, he started to move.
“I asked the coroner what happened, and the only thing he could say is that it’s a miracle,” Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said.
Byron Porter said it’s the first time he’s ever seen anything like it. He said Williams’ was inside the zipped-up body bag and kicking to get out.
Paramedics rushed Williams him to a hospital, where family members said that he’s happy to be alive.
The coroner said Williams’ pacemaker may have stopped working and then started up again.